Tag: Ford

20 Feb

1969 Volkswagen Double Cab pickup

Volkswagen busses are everywhere in the U.S., but you rarely see pickups built on the same platform. Why? Well, in the 1960s, in response to a steep tariff placed on U.S. chicken in France and West Germany, the U.S. placed a 25% tariff on the importation of light trucks, brandy, dextrin, and potato starch. Over […]

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10 Feb

1970 Fiat 500L

Fiat’s 500 was only officially imported to the U.S. from 1957-61 while European production continued until 1975. The 500L (L for Lusso, Italian for luxury) debuted in 1968 and brought updates to the decade-old city car, including a changed dash, gauge cluster and other interior refinements. This off-white 1970 example was imported in 2007 by […]

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07 Feb

1970 Mercury Cyclone

Mercury’s twin to the 1970 Ford Torino was the Cyclone. The seller of this yellow 1970 Cyclone says the car is a numbers matching original. The 370-hp 429-ci Cobra Jet runs its power through an optional C6 automatic to a highway-friendly 3.50 geared Traction-Lok differential. “It is a great running and smooth driving car that […]

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26 Jan

The (Vanishing) Ford Escape Hybrid

Ford recently revealed the looks of its new 2013 Escape compact sport utility vehicle—the company’s first redesign of the model in more than a decade. The dated boxy look will go away, and be replaced by a more modern edgy look. Something else is going away: the 2013 Escape SUV will no longer be offered […]

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18 Jan

1957 Ford Thunderbird

This 1957 Ford Thunderbird is fresh off a restoration featuring a respray of its original Raven Black hue and the original 292-ci V8. The generator-style charging system has been replaced by an alternator set up for increased reliability. The seller says the 3-speed manual transmission “shifts effortlessly.” The monochromatic interior is striking with redone seats, […]

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12 Jan

1969 Ford Country Sedan Wagon

This beautiful barge of a wagon sports original “New Lime” paint and all-original interior, appearing exceptionally well preserved. The service records date all the way back to 1974, when it was acquired by its second owner—an airline pilot—who maintained it meticulously. It is now offered without reserve. The car wears blue plates and has spent […]

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09 Jan

1984 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE

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If a first generation RX-7 is the affordable sports car you’re looking for, this two-owner 1984 GSL-SE is as clean as they come. Many early examples have been run hard into the ground with ruined apex seals and bad rotor tips, but this one appears to still be minty fresh. The 13B fuel-injected engine gets […]

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